Toyota is ready to sell fuel cell cars in 2015 after a decade of prototypes…

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is not the first company to announce for a commercial fuel cell — Hyundai announced its Tucson SUV this month for example — but it a compelling case for its new car. A sedan, the car is only called Cell Vehicle (FCV) for The FCV’s range is expected to be to a high-end Tesla, but with the that fill-ups will take a few minutes. Initially, the FCV be sold in California where the has made a multi-hundred-million dollar to having over one hundred filling stations within a

The Toyota fuel cell train

Fuel cell engines start with provided from a filling Currently, unlike gas or propane, it possible for consumers to store or hydrogen tanks on their The FCV’s fuel cell hydrogen with oxygen the atmosphere to produce electricity some harmless water to an electric motor that the car the same way it would in an electric The FCV’s motor is specced to be to produce over 100KW of (around 140 horsepower), giving the a 0-60 mph time of about 10 — similar to the Toyota Prius. didn’t have a precise for the FCV yet, but told me it expected it to be to other small four-door

Similar to a plug-in hybrid, the FCV has a battery that can be charged and as needed to store energy low-powered driving and provide power during high-powered A power-control unit mounted in the of the car near the motor directs to and from the battery and the electric depending on load. The FCV features two tanks towards the rear of the A newly-redesigned boost converter — to increase the voltage provided by the cell to that needed by the — completes the power train has worked to make the fuel and tanks small enough the car can comfortably seat four and have room for luggage.

Making hydrogen-powered cars

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Toyota is using style to its FCV from the expected competition. The of the car emphasizes the large air intakes provide the oxygen that is in combined with hydrogen to the car’s power. Similarly, the styling is designed to emphasize the transition that is an integral of the fuel cell process. The aerodynamic lines are key to it getting its without huge hydrogen

Towards a hydrogen highway

to an electric vehicle, hydrogen has one advantage and one major disadvantage. On the side, filling up a hydrogen doesn’t take much than filling a gas tank — about three to five With a 300-mile range, makes refueling as simple as a gasoline-powered car — if you can find a hydrogen That’s the disadvantage. Unlike cars that can be recharged anywhere — even from a outlet in your home, enough time — hydrogen-fueled can only be refilled at hydrogen

Right now there are only a dozen hydrogen filling in California — which has more anywhere else. Even by the end of the with an expected 100 stations, in southern California, drivers have to plan ahead and be able to make trips or to remote areas. When I the Toyota product specialists at CES this, they said it might be possible to have tanks of hydrogen that be pre-provisioned at stores or even by consumers, but that today was just a research project.

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